"Vermont wind projects dealt a blow"

In Vermont, an ill wind blows for a once promising source of renewable energy. Republican Gov.-elect Phil Scott was clear during the campaign: He wants to halt further development of wind turbine towers on Vermont’s widely beloved mountain ridges.

MONTPELIER - The governor-elect is firmly opposed to new mountaintop turbines. Two towns have voted against a big wind project. A landowner is in the regulatory crosshairs for putting up a wind speed testing tower without the required permit.


In Vermont, an ill wind blows for a once promising source of renewable energy.

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Comment by Penny Gray on November 15, 2016 at 12:31pm

Because it is so politically incorrect to say anything against wind power, let's hope that foolishness is replaced by critical thinking.  Maybe if the Vermont governor becomes an outspoken critic, LePage will follow suit?  Or at least demand an accounting of our tax dollars that have been invested in these industrial installations...has there ever been a follow up at the state level?  DEP?  Or do we just keep on spouting the same old drivel the wind industry feeds to us?

Comment by arthur qwenk on November 15, 2016 at 9:21am

It is a definitive question as to  why LePage does not stop by executive order, or by other executive  means , the wind scam in Maine. One could say his packing of the PUC was a major step (which it was),but we all indeed want PL-661 (Expedited Wind Law of 2008), to die , now. 

We must keep up the pressure because the law lives on, and the turbines continue to increase in number (albeit more slowly).

More legislative and executive action is needed, now  more than ever, as  the national politics has changed which could give us more momentum  if we work toward that end.

Comment by Democratic-Republican on November 14, 2016 at 5:34pm

LePage has offended to many to get any protection measures through at this point, barring a miracle. Though Some in Augusta are questioning the Wisdom as it approaches some of their favorite places. 

Comment by Penny Gray on November 14, 2016 at 5:11pm

Good news for Vermont.  Wish Governor LePage would step up to the plate and protect Maine.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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